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How Not To Get Faked Out With Your Self Development Efforts!

Aug 7, 2008
Sometimes in life it can be difficult to be 100% honest with ourselves when it comes to our actions. In any self development plan this occurs if you get 'faked out' and pretend to yourself that you're taking the correct actions when you actually aren't. In the following article there are some powerful methods to make sure you're not faking the facts to yourself but, instead, are moving forward towards your goals.

Tracking your progress is an important technique to introduce in order to increase your chances of following through on your goals. Tracking can be done simply by making a chart which you can fill in and tick off the actions you've taken. If you've decided to do 15 minutes of reading every night from books designed to improve perfomance at your work then it is good to have it on record so you can see, over a period of time, whether or not you're taking the necessary actions to succeed.

It's vitally important that you be truthful with yourself and don't fake reality and the facts. Some experts in personal development advise the use of affirmations in order to get your actions to improve, however, it's important not to mistake saying the affirmations for actually doing the actions necessary to produce the desired result. With or without affirmations, you're ultimately going to have to take action to achieve the goals you desire.

Personal development at its best is a fantastic source of inspiration and wise advice, but, at its worst it can lead to delusion and people endlessly consuming material but never actually applying any of it. It's essential to evaluate the self help resources that you are using to improve your life and make sure they are full of solid principle which have worked for loads people for decades and aren't just hyped up nonsense which will leave you disappointed.

Try and make an honest appraisal of the conditions you're dealing with and the opportunites that are available. For example, if you are now considerably overweight then it would be an unrealistic target to fit in a size 10 dress within a month. However, if you set a goal to lose 20 pounds over the next 6 months and then set up a viable programme there could be a great chance of achieving success.

It's a good idea to get a friend who's also setting goals and doing positive things with his/her life. If you can pair and help each other as well as monitoring each others' progress then it can be an extremely powerful influence on both of your lives. It's important in this sort of relationship that you don't let each other slip up and fall into bad habits.
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